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Full-time GCSE Biology Level 2 | GCSE (9-1) in Biology

GCSE+ Biology Biology relates to the science of life. The course helps put biology in the context of your everyday life, with topics ranging from keeping healthy to humans and their environment. This course aims to encourage the investigation, observation, experimentation or testing of ideas, and th...

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16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

GCSE+ Biology Biology relates to the science of life. The course helps put biology in the context of your everyday life, with topics ranging from keeping healthy to humans and their environment. This course aims to encourage the investigation, observation, experimentation or testing of ideas, and the thinking about them in the context of our own lives. Biology includes a mixture of theory content, practical applications and experiments, as well as data analysis. All of these concepts are integrated into seven main topics of study, namely cell biology, ogranisation, infection and response, bioenergetics, homeostasis, inheritance, and evolution and ecology. In this course you will study: 1. Cell biology 2. Organisation 3. Infection and response 4. Bioenergetics 5. Homeostasis and response 6. Inheritance, variation and evolution 7. Ecology 8. Key ideas

What do I need to join?

Students who study GCSE Biology can progress onto Level 3 subjects such as A-level Biology. Other Level 3 subjects consist of animal science and conservation, health and social care, and sport and exercise. GCSE Biology is one of the foundation subjects that leads to professions in medicine, marine biology, environmentalism, physiotherapy and many more.

How will I know how I am doing?

This subject is assessed by two 1 hour and 45 minute exams at the end of the academic year. Paper one covers topics 1–4. Paper two covers topics 5–8. Both exams are worth 50%.

Work Experience

You will be required to do a minimum of 36 hours of work experience. This is typically done in a week during term time. The aim of work experience is to provide learners with life experience in writing an exciting CV, to help them discover what full-time employment is like, and to help them begin to think of potential career paths.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)

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